The records that Tom Brady can reach at 45 years of age with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The winningest quarterback in the Super Bowl era celebrates his birthday today, with multiple milestones that he will seek to capture this season
With oriental medicine, alternative therapies, plant-based protein-rich diets, avocado ice creams, and a list of recommendations he adopts from his guru Alex Guerrero, 45-year-old Tom Brady sports the body of a Greek god and not like the adult who faces the final stretch of his reproductive life with a Viagra prescription in the back pocket of his pants.
The change in diet, training and, above all, moving away from the regime without smiles that Bill Belichick imposes on his players, infected Brady with the Jennifer López effect, that the more birthdays they celebrate, the more pictures they mark on his abdomen.
The winningest quarterback in the Super Bowl era has extended his career like no human being ever before in the NFL. It's not just about challenging father time, it's about competing.
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Brady leads the 2022 season after exploding last year with 5.36 passing yards, a figure he has not thrown in any of his previous 21 seasons. He completed 43 touchdown passes, and in that category, ranked first in the NFL. He had two more than Matthew Stafford, five more than Justin Herbert and six more than a trio of QBs: Aaron Rodgers, Dak Prescott, Patrick Mahomes, who tied for fourth with 37 TDs.
Tom Brady, as a reminder, did it at 44 years of age
The quarterback with the most trophies, Vince Lombardi, leads almost all the lines in the record books. He is a hunter of victories and marks, but he still lacks some figures that at 45 years old he could still capture. And probably a big reason for his return after his fleeting resignation in February.
First player with 100,000 passing yards.
It doesn't matter if it's dollars, people, or yards thrown, 100,000 is always going to be an incredibly large number by any area's standards.
In the NFL, it is gigantic. Consider that when Brady entered the league, Dan Marino was the quarterback with the most passing yards (including the postseason) with 65,871. Before the 2022 kickoff, Brady accumulates 84,520 in the season and 13,045 in the playoffs. Using basic math, TB12 needs 2,431 passing yards to reach another shower of confetti by being the first player to reach the 100,000 milestone.
Based on their stats from last year, the bar could be broken between Weeks 8 and 9 when the Buccaneers face the Ravens and Rams, respectively.
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More comebacks in the fourth quarter
If there is a guarantee seal that the NFL has built throughout its history, it is that like dessert in a meal, the best is reserved for last.
Brady trails Peyton Manning (43) with the most comebacks in the fourth quarter. Last year, the Californian Sunshine helped the Bucs win over the Cowboys, Patriots and Jets by coming from behind in the fourth quarter.
250 wins in season 50 in playoffs
Brady has the most wins of any NFL quarterback at 243 and may be the first to take 250 wins. He is three wins away from 50 in the postseason, another number that no other player has achieved.
Buccaneers touchdown pass leader in just three seasons
At the age of 43, Tom Brady played his first game in a Tampa Bay uniform. Despite having only played two full seasons with the team, TB12 could become the franchise’s all-time leader in touchdowns. The career record belongs to Jameis Winston, who had his 121 in five years. Brady has 83 touchdown passes in the regular season, and in each of his previous two seasons, he had at least 40 touchdown passes. He’ll need 39 to break Winston’s record. And we’ll be here to watch it all!
Happy birthday, Tom legend!